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  • Brazilian universities to help with dirty water cleanup
    Associated Press | August 3, 2015 1:32 pm

    Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao signed a deal Monday with several Brazilian universities and research institutes to develop a plan for cleaning up the polluted waters of the city’s sewage-strewn Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing events will be held.

  • Sjostrom and Hosszu set world marks at swim championships
    Associated Press | August 3, 2015 8:00 am

    The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships.

  • International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack, right, speaks with a fellow International Olympic Committee member during the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency. German broadcaster ARD and The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain said they obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. The files came from the database of the IAAF and were leaked by a whistleblower, according to the reports. The IAAF said it was aware of "serious allegations made against the integrity and competence of its anti-doping program." (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
    Diack fights back at allegations of widespread doping
    Associated Press | August 3, 2015 4:32 am

    With his federation embattled by widespread doping allegations that could lead to a reshuffle of Olympic and world championship podiums for more than a decade, IAAF president Lamine Diack defended his organization’s anti-doping record and dismissed the accusations as a “joke” on Monday.

  • What’s going on with American Pharoah after Haskell win
    Associated Press | August 2, 2015 11:59 pm

    When the music played about 10 minutes before the start of the Haskell Invitational, there was no way American Pharoah could lose.

  • An image of International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack speaking is shown above International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, center, and others on the stage during the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency. German broadcaster ARD and The Sunday Times newspaper in Britain said they obtained access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. The files came from the database of the IAAF and were leaked by a whistleblower, according to the reports. The IAAF said it was aware of "serious allegations made against the integrity and competence of its anti-doping program." (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
    IOC ready to act if Olympic medals affected by doping
    Associated Press | August 2, 2015 11:59 pm

    The IOC will take action against any Olympic athletes if they are found guilty of the latest doping allegations rocking the sport of track and field, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.

  • Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell
    Associated Press | August 2, 2015 3:12 pm

    A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown.

  • IOC to order tests for viruses at Rio’s Olympic water venues
    Associated Press | August 2, 2015 11:49 am

    The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • Park wins Women’s British Open, captures 4th different major
    Associated Press | August 2, 2015 9:59 am

    As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf’s record book.

  • FILE - In this June 13, 1977, file photo, jockey Jean Cruguet, aboard Seattle Slew, wins the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y. Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown in 1977, but then finished fourth in his next race.  On Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, American Pharoah will attempt to do what many other Triple Crown champions have done throughout history, win their first race after victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/File)
    Triple Crown winners usually succeed in 1st race back
    Associated Press | August 1, 2015 11:51 pm

    American Pharoah will attempt to do what many Triple Crown champions have done throughout history — win the first race after victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

  • Martin Sorrell, chief executive officer of advertising agency WPP speaks at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Sorrell told the International Olympic Committee on Sunday that it needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content outside of the two-year Olympic cycles on the Internet and via mobile devices. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)
    More on line, more on mobile: advertising executive to IOC
    Associated Press | August 1, 2015 9:56 pm

    A leading advertising executive told the IOC on Sunday that the Olympic body needs to stay relevant with the younger generation and concentrate more of its content on the Internet and via mobile devices.